Category Archives: Funny Stuff

a crazy week in review…

Week one of radiation is coming to a close and WOW do I feel disoriented! The challenges of the week have been several—continue recovering from chemo while traveling back and forth to Hollywood for radiation, and remembering what day it … Continue reading

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first-born kids and hodgkins

I found out this week that Hodgkins is most common in first-born children. Just a few thoughts on this. 1. I’m glad I could clear the immune-system way for my two younger brothers to live longer and healthier lives. I hope … Continue reading

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itching, burning, and dana’s dangerous cures

Just checking in for those wondering what’s up. Mainly, just itching! Shingles have declared an all out mutiny, and while the sores are healing, the itching is now driving away my last remnants of sanity. My new best friend is … Continue reading

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thankfulness therapy before chemo therapy…

Well, even with shingles, the last few weeks “off chemo” have been HEAVENLY!!! I can’t believe tomorrow it’s time to go back into the cave. I’ve been trying to avoid the thought, but tonight Dana and I started laying out … Continue reading

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23-19! 23-19!

Until this week, I really thought shingles were things that you put on the roof of your house. Well, in our house, my kids have been declaring a 23-19 all week long! (For those of you who are not so … Continue reading

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quick update on treatment #7

I’m one week into treatment #7, and I’m sorry to report, it’s still winning! Monday through Friday, I was pretty much in bed except for about 4 hours. Thankfully, the nausea medication is working, but in the words of one … Continue reading

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good bye hair, hello bald

Well, today I took the plunge! After hanging on to hair as long as possible, my wife finally convinced me that I was looking a bit too patchy. So, when finally feeling awake and well enough, I got the shaver … Continue reading

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ten ways to avoid chemo…

I’m trying to think of ways to avoid chemo tomorrow—here are my top 10 ideas: 1. Hang around sick people and breath deeply—borrowing a virus already worked once. 2. Flee the country—I have missionary friends in lots of places. Plus … Continue reading

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possible reasons why i contracted hodgkins

I was doing some reading last night on the causes of Hodgkins and considering where this might have begun. After lots of study, I’m suspicious of the following possibilities (This is just for fun): I’m a Dallas Cowboys fan—this is … Continue reading

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my personal portrait of grace

“Oops… I’m sorry…” This has become my opening line more than I care to admit. The scene, on a sick day, is something like this. I’m convalescing in some reclined position, propped up by pillows in bed or on the … Continue reading

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preparing for the portacath

Tomorrow morning at 8am I will be headed into an outpatient surgery at Kaiser Sunset in Hollywood to install a portacath. I made the mistake of not reading much information about this, until tonight. Then I made the mistake of … Continue reading

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chemo… therapy?? really?

Note: Just for laughs—no offense intended! You have been warned… What do you think of when you hear the word “therapy?” Something “therapeutic”, right? Something with a good effect—like massage therapy, aroma therapy, cinnamon roll therapy (I made that one … Continue reading

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food binges, solomon, and cool stuff

Had some really nice surprises today! First, at lunch time I had a bizarre craving for McDonald’s. A few minutes later, I was downing a quarter pounder with cheese and an order of fries. The taste of food has returned, … Continue reading

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two days after first treatment

This is the first time I’ve really felt like typing anything since that last update. I’ve been getting lots of notes and emails from folks praying, and I’m very thankful. This is weird, but I have a movie script playing … Continue reading

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day one in a big green chair

I’ve never been comfortable sitting in a chair if my feet can’t touch the ground. So here I am, feeling like an 8 year old sent to the principal’s office. This chair is huge and sort of “hospital-ish”—not the chair … Continue reading

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